A Drop for a Dash: water charity offers free trip to Cambodia

Water charity Just a Drop has tied up with Charitable Travel, a new social enterprise, to launch Just a Drop Dash campaign, to raise money for their Coronavirus Response Programme in Asia, Africa and Latin America

As a response to coronavirus, the charity is providing clean and safe water to more than 380,000 people, living in remote communities across Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

The response-relief programme aims to train the vulnerable people to safeguard against COVID-19, by hand washing and soap-making. The initiative will lead to more awareness and contain the spread within communities. 

Just a Drop Dash encourages participants to run, walk, ramble or even hop for 100kms, which is equivalent to the length of a popular hiking route from Banteay Srei into the Phnom Kulen National Park, in Cambodia, which finishes at Angkor Wat. 

Those who want to participate and are successful in raising at least ?100, will be entered into a draw with other participants, to win a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, sponsored by Charitable Travel and Wendy Wu Tours. 

The first prize includes flights and hotel bookings in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City, and the Victoria Mekong River Cruise by Wendy Wu Tours, from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. 

To participate, create a JustGiving page through this link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising-page/creation/?campaignShortName=JustaDropDash, complete a 100km run by July 4 and track it on the activity tracker of your choice. Upload your activity on the JustGiving page. 

All activity must be carried out in accordance with the government?s lockdown guidelines, and should be completed by July 4. Every additional ?100 raised through JustGiving will qualify for an extra entry into the prize draw. 

Founder of Just a Drop, Fiona Jeffery, said: ?We are so looking forward to working closely with Charitable Travel and Wendy Wu Tours on this campaign. It is a real opportunity for people to make a difference, and show their support not only to the cause, but also to the travel industry.? 

Melissa Tilling, CEO of Charitable Travel said: ?Our social purpose is to support charity fundraising and we are delighted to help launch this fabulous campaign on JustGiving, linking the joy of travel with a fun exercise challenge, that will ultimately help people in need.? 

Learn more about the campaign by visiting: https://charitable.travel/100k-challenge/

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For more information visit: https://charitable.travel/100k-challenge/

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